Budget

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Canada’s Best Universities by Operating Budget: Rankings 2023

This measure looks at the money available at each school for current expenses compared to the size of the student body
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media after purchasing a new pair of shoes at a local shop, April 6, 2022, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

New federal budget will include up to $8 billion in defence spending

Politics Insider for Apr. 7: Foreigners to be temporarily barred from buying homes in Canada; Ottawa to summon the Russian ambassador for tough questions over Kyiv atrocities; an Atlantic oil megaproject gets approved
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, in Ottawa, March 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Federal budget will include a surtax on banks and insurance companies

Politics Insider for Apr. 6: Jagmeet Singh says he trusts Liberals to deliver on their deal with the NDP; the polls are in on the Liberal-NDP deal; Jerry Dias is under investigation
Freeland is seen via videoconference as she presents a fiscal update in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Dec. 14, 2021. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Freeland pledges $30 billion in pandemic spending

Politics Insider for Dec 15, 2021: A major fiscal update; sobering Omicron news; and Singh pivots on Bill 21
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Taking a stand against Vancouver’s real estate disaster

Terry Glavin on a B.C. budget that suggests the NDP is finally giving the province’s distorted real estate racket some long overdue attention
Statue Of Liberty Closed Due To Government Shutdown

How Canada avoids U.S.-style government shutdowns

Canada has a failsafe that ensures the civil service continues to operate even when there’s no budget
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau and Finance Minister Morneau walk to the House of Commons to deliver the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Should Canada adopt a ’budget honesty’ charter like Australia?

Opinion: Why such a charter could be helpful to Canada’s budget process
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Why budget ’gender statements’ are a bad idea

Rather than promoting shared values, they curate differences—part of a political trend that’s now wreaking havoc in the U.S.
Justin Trudeau

Why some businesses might be OK with a populist Trudeau budget

A federal budget that targets income inequality with ’soak the rich’ tax hikes would anger many executives, but not all of them
Stephen Gordon

How the Liberals could balance the budget—if they have the will

With the budget, the Liberals have taken a page out of the Conservative plan for program expenditures. But there are many reasons to think it won’t work.